5 Ways to Defeat Negative Emotions

How to Experience More Happiness and Joy in Your Life

Everyone experiences negative emotions once in a while. In fact, it is natural to experience these feelings occasionally. The trick is learning to experience the appropriate ones at the proper time and in the correct amount. Living in a state of negativity not only is harmful on our bodies, but it keeps us from experiencing […]

4 Ways To Accomplish Your Goals And Get More Done

Strategies to Being More Effective Today

The other morning, I woke up early with intentions to eat breakfast and write a new blog post. I grabbed my little blue laptop, and my cell phone then sat down at my desk. Before I opened Scrivener, the program I use to create all my rough drafts, I decided to break one of my […]

7 Ways To Have More Energy And Be More Productive

Tired? Here Are 7 Effective Natural Energy Boosters

While there are many reasons why people achieve success, I believe one fundamental element is energy. I know when I am feeling drained, getting anything accomplished is like pulling teeth. It’s challenging and painful. In addition, it is almost counterproductive to try to get our work done when we are feeling mentally tapped. I know […]

How to Overcome Fear and Achieve Your Goals

3 Basic Fears and How to Overcome Them

Our fears come at us in many forms and can stop us before we ever take action towards our goals. The good news is by becoming aware of these barriers, we can change the meaning we are giving them. In doing so, we can lessen their grip on our lives. After studying the laws of […]

5 Reasons Why I Have Resolved To Read More In 2017

And Why You Should Too

My grandmother, Johnnie Ketner, was one of the most well-read persons I have ever known. She loved reading just about any genre, but I remember her loving murder mysteries the best. She would read Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Nero Wolfe just to name a few. She really enjoyed getting lost in the characters […]

The Life Changing Power of Smiling

How to Let Go of Anxiety and Depression with a Simple Smile

Research in positive psychology tells us that a genuine smile, also known as a Duchenne smile, is identified with creating positive emotions. This smile consists of raising both corners of the mouth, showing your teeth and raising your cheeks to the point of forming crow’s feet around the eyes. In one study, participants diagnosed with […]

Practicing Mindfulness

How To Quiet Your Mind Through Meditation

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear” – Rumi As I sit down to write this, Rumi’s words resonate in my head. I understand the truth in this simple, yet profound statement. Not by thinking about what this means or analyzing it for the one-hundredth time, but by just becoming quiet […]